You’ve heard it said before, “The number one job of leadership is to define reality.” Unfortunately we’ve seen over and over again in recent years both companies and one high profile personality after another end in ruin as a result of losing touch with reality. Somewhere along the way these companies and personalities start to believe their press clippings, stop listening to the right voices, and ultimately reality becomes lost in a haze.
So how do you know if you are dealing with the brutal facts of your current reality? You may not be dealing with the brutal facts if you:
1. Avoid the Facts
2. Deny the Facts
3. Shift Blame
4. Make Excuses
5. Are Overly Positive
6. Delay Difficult Conversations
7. Pawn off Difficult Conversations to Other People
8. Get Internally Frustrated with other People’s Questioning
9. Personalize Conversations about Work/Ministry
10. Attempt to Out Argue the Critics
Here’s what’s real, if everyone else is always wrong, then guess what?
What do you do to make sure the brutal facts are spoken, heard, and dealt with in your organization?
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